If you have symptoms related to your ears, nose, or throat, it's a good idea to see an ENT provider. ENT doctors are specialists who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting these areas of the body. Some examples of when you may want to see an ENT doctor include if you are experiencing chronic ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, and snoring.
Do you work in a noisy place, use headphones regularly, or visit places with loud music? There are many ways to make listening safe, and with over a billion young people at risk of avoidable hearing loss due to recreational sounds (Airpods, earbuds, concerts, loud music, bars), hearing loss is a real concern for people of all ages. 1 in 2 young people are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening.
Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears but is also commonly described as roaring, clicking, hissing, sizzling, swooshing, blowing, humming, or buzzing. The noises may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. Tinnitus is the perception of hearing sound or sounds in one or both years, also known as phantom sounds.